Isis: British jihadi and Canadian brothers ‘killed fighting for Islamic State’ in Syria
A British Algerian jihadist, fighting for Islamic State, has reportedly revealed on social media that three or more foreign fighters from IS have been killed fighting in Syria.
Abu Musab al-Jazairi tweeted: “May Allah accept my brothers from among the Shuhada (martyrs).” He named the fighters from Britain and Canada as “Abu Abdel Malik al-Britani, Abu Ibhahim al-Canadi & Abu Abdullah al-Canadi”
In a surprisingly emotive tweet, Abu Musab later wrote a personal tribute for his dead British friend, who he revealed he had known since they met at a training camp. “Ahh Abu Abdel Malik al-Britani. My brother since the times of muaskar. Always together. Insha’allah (God willing) reunion in Jannah (paradise) with all the brothers.”
The Canadian fighters are believed to be brothers Collin and Greg Gordon. The Gordon brothers reportedly left their home in Calgary and travelled to Syria in August 2014. They had only recently converted prior to joining IS’s fight in Iraq and Syria.
Purported Twitter death announcement below
May Allah accept my brothers from among the Shuhada: Abu Abdel Malik Al-Britani, Abu Ibrahim Al-Canadi & Abu Abdullah Al-Canadi.
— Abu Musab #IS (@Najmu_Dawla) December 22, 2014